The ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Failed its Characters


The posters for the ‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy. Via IMDb.

I fell in love with the universe a few years ago; my brother introduced me to the series. The original trilogy made me fall in love with space and with technology. I dove into the hype around that universe; the animated series and the LEGO games were particularly memorable. I made fun of the prequels and is one of my favourite movies ever.

When the sequel trilogy was announced, I was honestly excited — a female Jedi, with a whole trilogy to herself? It sounded incredible, and I was glad that Disney took steps to make diverse. It’s been a year since the final part of the trilogy released. Though I was expecting quite a bit, I can now say that I have been thoroughly disillusioned by the end of it.

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Natalia Nazeem Ahmed

A young English graduate who’s trying to share her thoughts with the world. Still a work in progress. For short fiction, visit